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(27 Posts)
JaneCope Tue 23-Feb-16 21:44:10

Have a few months left, but the only name we both really like for a boy is Ivor. I am not worried about the engine(!), but am worried about the "I've a..." thing. Our surname is Williams.

Any thoughts?

2ManySweets Tue 23-Feb-16 21:45:03

I like it!

Good, sturdy name 👍

Luciferbox Tue 23-Feb-16 21:46:32

Love it, DS2 was so nearly called Ivor.

tictactoad Tue 23-Feb-16 21:59:31

It's 'the engine' to me but I am old.

I'd be worried about the 'I've a....' potential in this too. Sorry.

Sophronia Tue 23-Feb-16 22:01:02

I like it, but how about Ivo as an alternative?

IdaJones Tue 23-Feb-16 22:02:43

As long as your surname isn't Biggun it's fine. blush

Skrewt Tue 23-Feb-16 22:06:17

My ndn was Ivor (probably in his 40's now). I never heard the I've a... thing but I'd never heard of Ivor the Engine either so maybe we lived a very sheltered life!

guineapig1 Tue 23-Feb-16 22:09:22

Ivor is a great name. Just so you know however Ivor Williams is a popular manufacturer of trailers, not sure if that would bother you and really no different to calling your son e.g. John Lewis but I though I would mention it!

TheVeryHungryPreggo Tue 23-Feb-16 22:18:58

Never heard of Ivor the engine but I thought of horseboxes as soon as I saw Williams (rural background).

However I love the name Ivor.

thebiscuitindustry Wed 24-Feb-16 00:57:03

I like it (and am old enough to remember Ivor the Engine!)

torthecatlady Wed 24-Feb-16 02:08:38

Aw love it. I thought of the engine straight away (i'm only 25 though).

wannabestressfree Wed 24-Feb-16 02:10:05

Love it smile

MadamDeathstare Wed 24-Feb-16 03:14:16

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JaneCope Wed 24-Feb-16 07:16:32

Thanks v much, all.

I guess it is the "porn name" type teasing that I am worried about, especially if the children in school pick up the "I've a willy" potential. Equally, I don't want to reject a fabulous name just because of the possibility of some school yard teasing. Hmm...

Jessbow Wed 24-Feb-16 15:00:48

Now you say it like that - hadn't even occurred t me...
Ivor Willi -ums...

Prob best not.

nellyflora Wed 24-Feb-16 15:38:23

It's DS1 middle name after my late father. It's ok I have never seen it as a fantastic name I must admit. My grandmother liked it after Ivor navello

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 24-Feb-16 15:39:43


katienana Wed 24-Feb-16 16:30:19

I love it. Its a family name and will be using as a middle name is dc2 is a boy. I think it's traditional with a modern feel. Ivo sounds a bit to middle class try hard to me.

BendydickCuminsnatch Wed 24-Feb-16 16:33:33

Love it, it's on our list, although reading your surname my brain did day 'Ivor Dick' - but I was trying to be in the potential teasing mindset for you. But hopefully he will have a penis if he's called Ivor anyway. Never heard of the engine. Equally like Ivan! Makes me think of a cat for some reason.

JaneCope Wed 24-Feb-16 20:16:54

Hmm. My partner really can't see the problem, so maybe I am making too much of it. We like Ivor in particular because of the Welsh heritage, though I do also quite like Ivan.

Tinkalinka Wed 24-Feb-16 21:48:04

If it's a welsh connection you're after Ifor may be better. I love Ifor, it's on my list for potential future ds2.

It's more ee-Vor in Welsh than eye-vor

HRHsherlockssextoy Wed 24-Feb-16 21:51:35

My great grandfather was called Ivor, as was his son, my great uncle.

He died in the Great War, but it is a terrific name. Very pg woodhouse, I think.

If I had done my family history before having two boys, one of them would be called Ivor

JaneCope Thu 25-Feb-16 06:15:55

The Welshness adds to our liking of the name, but it is really the sound of it that draws us in. It manages to be both strong and soft at the same time!

WindsOfTremorrah Thu 25-Feb-16 10:14:08

The Welsh pronunciation is ih-vor.

Sophronia Thu 25-Feb-16 12:12:03

I wouldn't use it with your surname due to the "I've a willy" issue. Ivan Williams would be much better.

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